Jalapeño Avocado Crema

This is, by far, my absolute most favorite time of the year. Being lodged in the transition from summer to fall. The tourists in San Diego have made themselves scarce, there’s a chill in the air in the morning and evenings, grocery stores have a bounty of summer fruits mixed with autumn squashes. The air…

Creamy Mushroom Chicken Chowder

My childhood is chock full of memories related to visiting Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor to take our boat and fish. Even if we didn’t go out on the boat, we would head over on the weekends to spend time near the water. During these visits, we would always (appropriately) stop to eat at a seafood restaurant….

Vegetable Curry Stew

Have you watched the television show, This is Us? I’m a Mandy Moore fan girl so I had to check it out based purely on that fact. Side note: Because I Said So… genius chick flick. Her new show actually pretty good so I think I’ll be adding it to my very small rotation of Hulu shows which includes…

Butternut Sage Chicken Soup

I’m writing this from up in the mountains above Southern California. Which makes me feel like this would be an appropriate time to start diving into some soup recipes. So many people LOVE autumn. I’ve always been really partial to summer. It’s my birthday season, school is out, beach time, grill time, party time, vacation time… It’s pretty…

Southwest Chili

This recipe was inspired by Tasty Yummies! I made her delicious Spicy Southwest Chili-Loaded Yams and ended up having almost a full bag of organic sweet corn leftover in my freezer. I don’t eat corn very often. I’ve never been a corn-on-the-cob person. I always felt like it was too high maintenance of an eating experience….

Tomato and Roasted Fennel Soup

Originally posted on The Clean Plate:
The Original Urban Solace Version, complete with grilled cheese and sweet potato fries My husband used to work at a restaurant in San Diego. Not gonna lie, this restaurant makes some pretty delicious meals and my man is one of their biggest fans. He loves many a dish on…

Ginger Butternut Soup

Cue rant. My husband just had an outpatient surgery to repair his hip (quite a bit of wear and tear from his childhood daredevil tendencies)Whilst coming out of anesthesia, and as his bones and cartilage are healing, I was instructed to provide him with “light food” such as “soda pop, jello, and broth”. First of all……

Savory Winter Stew

It’s been a busy season for me, so apologies for not being more consistent with my posts. I’m hoping that the new year will also bring more motivation to share more recipes 🙂 Today’s meal share is a cozy, comforting, nourishing one. Great for boosting immunity and curbing some of those crazy holiday sugar cravings….

An Inside Look at The Clean Plate’s Seasonal Cooking Class plus a Recipe!

I had the pleasure of teaching a Paleo and Seasonal Cooking Class to a gorgeous group of women. We talked a lot about autoimmunity, the importance of healthy fats, how to get the best value out of grocery shopping, ingredient alternatives, supplementation, “fad” diets, the “cholesterol myth”, how to make the holidays food healthy AND…

Butternut Bison Chili

Here is an appropriate fall recipe. Good for those cool nights with the family or fantastic for leftover meals through the week! The butternut squash gives this chili the spirit of starchy comfort food while still being a relatively low-carb meal. Alternative ways to enjoy this hearty stew include adding some paleo biscuits (here or here) or over some…